Welcome to Year 6

Where learning is fuelled by creativity

What to expect in Year 6

As the last year in primary school, we are really important! This is the year where we take on more responsibility and become a member of a subject team – our opinions and ideas are vital to the development of our school. As the oldest children in the school we lead by example in all that we do from our behaviour to our learning. Of course, we would be   ready to relish the challenge of KS2 SATs at the end of the year!

 

The weirdest possible last day for us at TMS … we missed lots of our friends..and Mrs Murt.  Thank you to all our wonderful year 6 team – we are gutted you can’t show off how marvellous you are in SATS … and let’s hope we can all catch up soon!

 

London Trip – This year’s residential - tbc

20th – 22nd May 2020

Cost: £350.00

In year 6, our children have the opportunity to take part in a residential trip to London at the end of May. This is a really exciting trip that involves watching a West End show (fingers crossed for School of Rock!), a ride on the London Eye, a visit to the Houses of Parliament and one of the amazing large museums.

Year 6 Initial letter May 2020

Year 6 Payment letter

Support your child’s learning at home

Homelearning grids

Y6 Homelearning Autumn 2019

Y6 Homelearning Spring 2020

Reading

Your child should be reading every night, aloud to an adult as well as reading to themselves. Children should have both a non-fiction and fiction reading book at all times and please remember to sign the reading record when you hear them read!

Spellings

Spellings are assessed on a daily basis through games and in their writing, and it’s great to practice these at home whenever you get the opportunity too.

 

Statutory spelling list for Years 3 and 4

Statutory spelling list for Years 5 and 6

Maths

Children having a rapid recall of times tables and associated division facts is also a must. Periodically we’ll send home activities or signpost resources that will support children with mathematics, particularly ones that help children feel prepared for their end of KS2 tests.

STAR learning at home

Your child will be given a STAR learning homework grid at the start of each term, with a range of project-based learning activities for your child to do at home. This is to give all children the opportunity to shine and get excited by learning, in whichever area their strengths are. You can help as much or as little as you like – even grannies and grandads can get involved!

We ask children to bring in their STAR learning throughout the term so that we can celebrate and share it in the class. Many star learning projects are so brilliant they even get a Head Teacher’s Award which will mean five additional tokens for their team class award.

 

Spelling Menu

Times table Menu

 

School closure - general learning activities

It is really important that all children remain learning in the time when we are not at school. Retention of learning is crucial: if we don’t use it, we lose it!

We would recommend that where possible, children have structure throughout the day and choose as many activities from the list below as it possible. If you would like to complete other learning activities, please do!

English

Maths

Home Learning Projects
Have a look at the section above and have a go at some more projects!

Obviously all children are different, having a variety of strengths and areas to develop. You may need to break these tasks down and offer them more support, or challenge them further.

At home, children can access their class ‘Google Classroom‘ pages which are full of learning we have been completing at school. We keep these up to date with tasks for the children to complete and web-links which contain relevant and interesting information on our termly topics.

If you have a garden, get outside as much as possible. Look at the different leaves and flowers – try some sketching or write a poem. Use our wonderful natural environment to develop curiosity.

On return to school, all teachers would love to see what you have got up to at home, but also, feel free to mark anything at home – children love instant feedback!

In the ‘Discovery’ section of the website, you will find additional websites to support your child’s learning.

MATHS RESOURCES

Year-6-Practical-Ideas

Year-6-Home-Learning-Pack

Year-6-Home-Learning-Pack-Guidance-and-Answers

Activity Book KS2

 

 

RESOURCES FROM PLAZOOM

Commonly misspelt words – word list mats

Commonly misspelt words – word list fan

Commonly misspelt words – teacher notes

Commonly misspelt words – table prompts

Exploring Vocabulary Activities – Word Scales – Teacher Notes

Exploring Vocabulary Activities – Word Scales – Vocab Scales Blank

Exploring Vocabulary Activities – Word Scales – Vocab Scales Worksheet

Commonly misspelt words – bookmarks

Ordering powerful adjectives – worksheets

Year 6 grammar revision worksheets

Tricky Grammar Story Starters – Adverbials – Teacher Notes

Ordering powerful adjectives – teacher notes

Ordering powerful adjectives – card sort activity

Ordering powerful adjectives – answer sheets

Robin Hood and the Potter – writing plan

Tricky Grammar Story Starters – Adverbials – Activity sheet Robin Hood and the Potter – teacher notes

Y5 grammar tarsias – teacher’s notes

Y5 grammar tarsias – teacher’s answer sheet

Robin Hood and the Potter – reading sheet

Robin Hood and the Potter – questions

Y5 grammar tarsias – puzzle 3

Y5 grammar tarsias – puzzle 2

Robin Hood and the Potter – answers

Y5 grammar tarsias – no model sentences – puzzle 1

Y5 grammar tarsias – no model sentences – puzzle 2

Y5 grammar tarsias – no model sentences – puzzle 3

Y5 grammar tarsias – puzzle 1

blank tarsia puzzle templates

Y5 and 6 spelling revision worksheets

Homophones worksheet Y5 and 6

 

School Closure - Weekly learning suggestions

In addition to the general learning activities, here is a more structured timetable week by week. Please keep in contact with us by email: year6homelearning@threemilestone.cornwall.sch.uk

We will be missing you and we are looking forward to you contacting us with your amazing learning.

Any problems logging onto Google Classroom – click here

We are missing you all lots but can’t wait to see what amazing learning you produce at home each week.

Each week we will upload a document on google classroom where you can submit any learning you have done back to us. All of the same information will be on google classroom and on the website. 

Week beginning 30.3.20. Copy of slides Year 6
Hello year 6!
We hope you are all well and safe at home – we are missing you all!

Maths: In maths this week we are moving on from place value to have a look at rounding numbers – just whole numbers this week, we will move onto rounding decimals later!

Just like last week you can complete your learning either on the slides or in your book, whatever you prefer. If you are completing your learning in your book then please send us a photo of your answers so we know what you have been up to.
STAR: We are going to take a two week break from our WW2 learning over the holidays and learn a little about  the  Ancient Mayans. This week we would like you to have a go at answering 3 questions about the Mayan civilisation:
  • Who were the Mayans and when did they live?
  • Who were the slaves, farmers and nobles and what were their roles
  • How did they Mayans communicate?
We have set your 3 tasks to complete over the week which will help you explore in more detail different aspects of Mayan life. We would like you to:
  • Read an ebook about the Mayans and answer some VIPERS questions – answers in full sentences please.
  • Write either a job description or create a quiz about the roles of slaves, farmers and nobles in Mayan civilisation.
  • Create a poster explaining the Mayan alphabet and numeric system.
You can either complete your learning on the slides and turn them in when you are finished, or you can complete the learning on paper and send us photos at the year6homelearning email address.
Here are some useful links
We can’t wait to see what you produce!
This week we have set your 3 additional tasks – send us photos of you having a try!
We would like you to have a go at:
  • sewing on a button or repairing a piece of clothing
  • completing a piece of DIY at home
  • cooking a meal from scratch.

We can’t wait to hear from you all!  Team 6

 

 

Week beginning 23.3.20. Copy of slides Year 6

Maths: 

This week for maths we are focussing on place value– numbers up to 10 million and comparing and ordering these. On your Google Classroom you have a number of slides with a variety of tasks, from what is the highlighted digit worth to what could the missing numbers be.
There is space next to each question on the slide for you to write your answers; if you have done some amazing grappling on paper please take a picture and send it to us so we can see your method of thinking.
If anything is tricky, please let us know by emailing year6homelearning@threemilestone.cornwall.sch.uk where one of us will be ready and waiting to guide you to further resources to look at or give you some hints for those tricky deepen it tasks.
STAR learning:
Throughout this week, our WW2 topic question will be: What was it like to be a soldier in World War 2? 
We would like you to have a go at answering some of these questions:
  • Who could sign up to be a soldier in WW2? What were the requirements?
  • What is propaganda?
  • What equipment did soldiers carry?
  • What was their uniform like?
  • What training did they have once they went to war?
  • How long would they expect to wait before they could come home on leave?
Over the course of the week, we would like to complete these tasks.
  • Write a persuasive speech convincing young men to join the army – think about using the second person (you), exaggerating and using emotive language.

  • Research and design your own propaganda posters – make sure it’s bold, eye-catching and sends a clear message.

  • Draw a labelled diagram of a soldier’s uniform and equipment in WW2 – make sure you find out what materials uniform was made from and why it was fit for purpose.

  • Create your own training regime for a WW2 soldier. Make sure you explain how each activity will help the soldier whilst they are at war. Perhaps you could test it on your family in the garden.

  • Write a letter home as if you were a WW2 soldier, letting your family know about your experiences in training during the beginning of the war. Make sure you write in 1st person, use lots of adjectives and expanded noun phrases. Can anyone include a colon and a semi-colon?

 
You can either submit the tasks as an assignment on the template on google classroom, email us your learning, send photos of what you have done or a combination of all 3!
 
There are some links and documents attached which might be helpful.

Soldier text

Soldier diagram

If you have forgotten how to access classroom, email us and we can screenshot you through it!

Can’t wait to see your amazing learning soon! Team 6

 

Letters sent home and anything you need to know?

Y2and6 Learn Together Session Jan 2020

Y6 SATs Parent Presentation

Y6 Science Letter

PE will be an important part of our week  – please have your PE kit on you at all times, in case we have an extra lesson!

Any adults to hear readers will be welcomed until 9.10 everyday. Please let us know if you are interested in supporting the year group.

Art shirts

If you have any old shirts you could donate to the art shirt box we would be very grateful.

Appointments

If you have any concerns about your child at all,  please do not hesitate to come in and speak to us. It is always best to talk to us as soon as possible if you or your child are unhappy about anything  as it will enable us to resolve any issues quickly. We have more time available after school than before school to speak to parents, but in an emergency of course pop in anytime.

Year 6 News